Tuesday, 12 January 2016

3 Famous Companies with Peruvian Roots

Peru is famous for many things such as Pisco, asparagus, pima cotton, alpacas, the Incas, and Machu Picchu. Some companies are looking to Peru for inspiration and below you can find the results.


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Started in 2012, by a man who was backpacking through Latin America, this company wanted make quality shoes using  authentic materials made by local people. They use traditional Peruvian designs in their footwear. They believe in fair trade and give back through the OneShoeOneTree project as well as TreesForTheFuture.

They're trying to provide quality shoes while helping people and the environment in developing countries. You can read more about their story and see the shoes they have. You can buy their products directly from their website or Amazon.


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Created in 1976 by a mother and daughter team who was inspired by anthropology research on women in the Andean marketplaces. You can read more about the sweater that started it all.

They mainly have clothing made from alpaca, vicuna, and pima cotton. They also have jewelry, accessories, and things for the home. Unlike Inkkas which uses traditional designs, Peruvian connection uses modern designs not related to Peru. You can buy their products directly from their website.


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Founded in 1975, by a former Peace Corp volunteer, the word tumi is a ceremonial knife. Traditionally it was used to perform sacrifices in ancient Peru. However, nowadays, it is often hung in people's home for good luck.

Their quality black-on-black bags launched the company into fame in the 80s. While most of their products are bags and luggage, they also sell accessories. They take pride in their products' quality and each item goes through vigorous testing before it can be sold. You can buy their products directly from their website or from Amazon.



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